The Sol Federation, is one of the two Great Powers of the Mythril Universe. It is an interstellar federal republic spanning over numerous star systems whose population make it the largest nation in the galaxy. The capital is Earth.
The Earth Federation has its roots in the Earth Sphere Wars, begun in 2515 following the sudden collapse of civilization triggered by global economic disasters. Fueled by centuries of ethnic, religious, and cultural tensions, the war lasted on and off for nearly two hundred years. Many factions rose to power and fell into obscurity during the course of the conflict with none ever establishing dominance until 2705, when Ursang Selk rose to power in Eastern Europe, and begun a series of conquest over half the continent. Within a decade, Selk's faction, called the "Total Earth Unification Movement," controlled half the military might on the planet. The conflict ended with all of Earth was under the flag of the TEUM.
Selk renamed his domain the "Total Earth Union," and established its government as a military state with himself as Supreme Commander. His rule was harsh, the law was draconian, and as soon as the Earth was his, Selk turned its military might on the rest of the Solar system and beyond, reestablishing control of the colonies and worlds that had become autonomous while those on Earth fought among themselves. Selk's era was a time of continuous military expansion. Selk died in 2722 at the age of 71, passing leadership of the Total Earth Union to his protege, Hudson Morrel.
Supreme Commander Morrel continued his mentor's vision and carried out a system of aggressive expansion to Sol's neighboring star systems following the development of FTL travel, merging or subjugating them over the first thirty years of his reign. Living conditions on Earth and its subject worlds improved steadily under Morrel's rule and the gradual process of converting the Union from a tyranny to a republic began.
Morrel stepped down from the seat of Supreme Commander in 2760, handing leadership of Earth and its territories off to Johnathan Brenshaw. The transfer of power coincided with the official transition from military junta to militant republic, and Brenshaw was the first Commander-in-Chief of the new christened Sol Federation. Several years later, the Sol Federation reestablished contact with one of the long lost colony, now the Centauri Commonwealth. The joy of meeting long lost humans was short-lived as it became clear Centauri was not going to willingly be adopted by the Federation and the two nations had eyes on the same territory. Conflict quickly followed.
Also see Category:Federation Systems
The Earth Federation was officially converted from a military junta to a militant republic in 2765. The Federation is governed on 6 levels, by three branches each: Control, Command, and Court. This is called the 3C system. The Earth Federation is considered a militant republic because in order to hold any seat in government, a minimum 2 years of active military service is required. Higher seats require additional active service time or time in government office.
The 3C system spans 6 levels of government. From lowest to highest, they are District (equivalent to county in US government), Zone (state in US, closer to country in European terms), High (an entire continent), Planet, System, Supreme. The heads of each branch of each level in order of Command, Control, Court, are:*Supreme (12y term, 20y service req): Commander-in-Chief, Supreme Control Council (18 seats), Supreme Court (6 seats)